Total loan: $475


San Martín, San Martin, Peru / Retail

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A loan helped To buy beauty products.

Elda's story

Elda, 35, is a member of the “Las Orquídeas” (The Orchids) communal bank, which is in Tarapoto district, San Martín province, San Martín department. She is married and has two children, both of whom are school-aged and still dependent on her. Her tenacious spirit and wish to get ahead through her own efforts led her to start selling Unique brand beauty products. Gradually she became better known among her customers and residents of the community. Today she tells us that she does well with this type of commercial activity. She used her initial, 300 new sol, loan to stock her business; she bought such items as: perfumes for women, men and children, hand and body creams, lipsticks, and much more to satisfy her customer demand. She will use this 1,300.00 new sol loan to buy stock items, such as: colognes for infants, body and feet powder, etc. She has a sophisticated client base that come by her house daily to place orders. Elda is a woman that is happy with the work she does every day and is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for contributing to her meeting her goals and having her dreams come true.

Translated from Spanish by Michael Bujazan, Kiva Volunteer